Warning… Your postings on the OldIHC public forum will become public. Your text will be available to anyone with an internet connection.
By using this web site, you agree to be contacted by site administration, regardless of your account settings, when it becomes necessary to do so regarding your account activity.
The basic ground rules for discussions on the OldIHC forums are simple: be polite, use common sense, don’t break the law.
You are permitted a maximum of one account. If you choose to ignore this important restriction, all your accounts will be disabled. Your account is yours and yours alone.
If you’re caught shilling, you’re banned and you’re not coming back. A shill is an owner, employee or associate of a seller of products or services who pretends (or purposefully omits) any association with the product or service, while pretending to be a satisfied customer or interested bystander. People who omit an association with a product or service for other reasons (they’re paid to post about it, they’re helping a friend, etc.) so that they can help promote it are also shills.
Posts with incorrect information will be edited by the posting user or by moderator if the poster so desires. The ability to edit posts is there so that the post can be edited for correctness and accuracy. Notes about each edit should be mentioned inside the post. ie “Post edited on 1/1/13 for accuracy” or similar. – above paragraph added 3-1-2013
We don’t intend to censor messages based on the opinions expressed within posts, but we will enforce the policies outlined both here and on the Forum. We reserve the right to remove, modify or move posts at our discretion and without explanation. Please contact the Forum Admins. If you do not understand any of the rules, guidelines or policies outlined below.
Suspension of your account is a definite consequence of not adhering to these guidelines.
General Forum Rules:
These rules apply to all Forum categories.
We take the “Be Polite” rule very seriously. We do not tolerate any rudeness. Any member who is intentionally unpleasant or disruptive may be banned without warning.
If you SPAM our members in any manner, your account will be disabled. Do not contact anyone to suggest your product or service who is not explicitly expecting you to contact them from an advertising forum post. If you glean information from anywhere other than the advertising forums and use that information to contact someone and present an offer, it’s SPAM and it will affect your OldIHC account standing.
Your account is yours alone. You are responsible for any activity created with it. You may not share your account log-in with anyone. If you choose to ignore this important restriction your account, and any accounts associated with it, will be disabled.
All publicly displayed messages are limited to the English language. This includes posts, titles, signatures, and any attachments or other forms of public display.
Signature Spam (a post that was made in hopes of showing a signature, as determined by moderators) is forbidden in all forum categories.
You may not post commission, referral or affiliate links anywhere on the forum. For clarification, if it looks like it could be one of these links, we must treat it as such.
Cross-Posting is not allowed here. Cross-posting refers to posting new duplicate threads or posts, or the linking to threads or posts already started by the member with the intention of gaining exposure.
You may not compensate anyone for any review or recommendation. Further, you may not suggest a tone (i.e. “Go talk good about us on OldIHC”).
You may not post on behalf of any banned member in any public manner. This includes all forums, private messages, signatures, and e-mail features.
You may not post words or URLs that are censored by adding spaces, dots, or substituting characters; or by any other means in an attempt to defeat any censors put in place by OldIHC Forums. Please contact us if you feel a word or URL is unjustly censored.
You may not link, in any manner, to sites or images containing pornography, sexually explicit, gross violence, or are determined by moderators to be detrimental to the community.
You may not bump threads. Bumping can refer to posting useless information, posting one-liners or any other action to deliberately keep a thread hot or to bring it to the top of its forum. Moderators will use their discretion, depending on the nature of the post, as to whether to take action or not.
You may not use discussions to recommend, praise, or belittle other products or services, or any company; without first hand experience of those products or services. This includes companies recommending other companies. Any post not meeting a moderator’s criteria will be removed without notice.
Any posts that encourage illegal intent will be removed and the account disabled.
Public posts debating these rules and/or moderators’ enforcement of such, will be removed without comment. We encourage feedback however and invite you to use our help desk if you have any questions or concerns.
Some forum categories have a “minimum (relevant, non-advertising, non-fluff) post count” and/or “minimum length of membership” restriction before a member is allowed to start a new thread. Please read the Forum Description and the Announcement within if you get a permissions error while trying to start a thread. If you choose to make meaningless posts to circumvent this restriction, your account will be disabled.
Custom User Titles, Locations, Profiles, and Signatures:
The custom user title, location field, profile picture and signature options are edited via your Profile. Custom user titles and the location field are displayed next to your posted text, under your user name. Profile pictures are shown in your public profile. Signatures, once created in your profile, are attached to the end of your posts (if you choose the option to include your signature).
Also, you may not use custom titles or usernames to impersonate, or attempt to impersonate, OldIHC Staff, user groups, or any entity you are not associated with.
Your location field cannot include URLs or other forms of advertising.
Profile pictures cannot include sexually explicit or graphically intense images.
Profile Summary (and all other modules) cannot include or link to illegal encouragement, harassment, sexually explicit, or other non-family-friendly content.
Are a benefit extended to OldIHC members.
Must be setup in your profile, and not manually added to your messages.
May not contain any pricing, plan, sales, etc. details. “Free” is considered a price in the context of this rule.
May not use the word “Free” to describe any cost.
May not contain links to other threads or posts.
Please keep special characters to a minimum.
Your signature is your signature. It is not for sale or rent.
Any signature that is offensive or insulting to OldIHC, its members, or its staff, is prohibited.
We reserve the right to ask you to change and/or remove your signature at any time, for any reason.
Any posts not meeting these guidelines may be removed with or without notice.
We do not remove posts or accounts on request.
Opinions, advice and all other information expressed by participants in discussions are those of the author. You rely on such information at your own risk. You are urged to seek professional advice for specific, individual situations and not rely solely on advice or opinions given in the discussions.
We will not release any member information unless under court order to do so.
We reserve the right to modify and amend these terms at any time without notice.
Finally; any abuse towards our staff and/or management in any form, will result in immediate suspension of your account.